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Our stories

CCAM 2018: Summary
CCAM 2018: Summary
28-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
As September comes to an end, so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some of the amazing things people have been doing this CCAM to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters. Clare and Natalie went to Lond
Candlelighters Cottage Official Ope...
Candlelighters Cottage Official Opening
24-09-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
The Candlelighters Cottage, a new home from home accommodation to be provided by the charity for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital, officially opened last w
Apprenticeship Opportunities
Apprenticeship Opportunities
21-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
Candlelighters often has apprenticeship opportunities for aspiring young individuals to join our dedicated team where they can develop their skills and experience in a supported environment whilst working for a great ca
Introducing the Nominees: Fundraise...
Introducing the Nominees: Fundraiser of the Year
14-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
We are delighted to introduce the shortlisted nominees for our Fundraiser of the Year award. As Candlelighters do not receive any government funding we rely on amazing fundraisers to continue doing what we do. Congratula
Introducing the Nominees: Company o...
Introducing the Nominees: Company of The Year!
07-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Eco Integrated Property Solutions   The company contacted us to offer their services to support the Cottage project. Managing Director, Andrew Walker explained that we had supported him and his family when his son w
Introducing the Nominees: Volunteer...
Introducing the Nominees: Volunteer of the Year
05-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Alan Barnett   Following redundancy, Alan began volunteering with Candlelighters in January 2018. Over a six month period he came into the office an average of four days a week, undertaking research and database upd
Introducing the Nominees: Young Fun...
Introducing the Nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year
31-08-18Our stories • Posted by Rebecca Swithenbank
  Introducing the next award category nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year These young people have all done an amazing job raising the awareness and fundraising for Candlelighters over the past year. Alexander Mur
Introducing the Nominees: Company C...
Introducing the Nominees: Company Colleague of the Year
29-08-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Chloe Cross   Reception Manager Chloe Cross is the reason Candlelighters became Sky Betting & Gaming Charity this year. Her willingness to make a difference took her out of comfort zone in December 2017 when she

Your stories

Give a Gift Raises £6000 by Climbi...
Give a Gift Raises £6000 by Climbing Mount Snowdon for Candlelighters
20-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Last weekend 29 people challenged themselves to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon in order to raise money to support children with cancer in Yorkshire. Together they have raised over £6000 in support of Candlelighter
A fantastic week of Fundraising for...
A fantastic week of Fundraising for Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies!
19-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
This week (Monday 17th – Friday 21st September), Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies are holding a Charity Trade Week to raise money for us! They have organised a bumper week of fundraising at all 7 of their stor